BIGG BOSS - 11


VOTING POLL RULES AND REGULATIONS


VOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS shall be binding on each individual, who participates in Voting Activity (“Voting Poll”) by casting his/her vote, using the Voting Mechanism, for the Shortlisted Participants (as defined below) competing in the program titled Bigg Boss-Season 11’’ (“Program”) which is being aired on “Colors” and “Aapka Colors” respectively (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Channel”), being the Channel owned and operated by Viacom18 Media Private Limited (“Viacom18”), as per the Principal Voting Rules and Regulations and General Rules (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Rules and Regulations”) stated hereunder:


PRINCIPAL VOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS:


  1. The Program is a reality show where individuals/housemates (“Participants”) staying in the Bigg Boss House will nominate housemates for eviction from the Program (“Shortlisted Participant”). During the Program, the viewers will be asked to cast their vote for the Shortlisted Participant whom they want to save from eviction from the Program. The Shortlisted Participant who gains the minimum votes from the viewers, will be eliminated from the Program.


  1. Further, Viacom18 and/or the Channel shall be entitled to, at its discretion any time during the telecast of the Program, re-introduce the eliminated Participant(s) or introduce fresh individuals/participants (“Wild Card Entries”).


  1. From 1st October 2017, the Channel will telecast the episode(s) of the Program at the timings stated below:


  1. 21:00 hours on Saturday & Sunday

  2. 22:30 from Monday to Friday


  1. The votes, for each of the episode of the Program, should be sent only during the timelines, as more particularly mentioned herein the Rule 12 of Principal Voting Rules and Regulations. Votes sent after the timelines, shall not be considered and shall be deemed null and void.


  1. To participate in the Poll, the viewers must watch the episodes of the Program being telecast on the Channel every day, on the times as mentioned in the Rule 3 of Principal Voting Rules and Regulations. The viewers by participating in the Voting Poll will get an opportunity to cast their vote for any Shortlisted Participant participating in that episode(s) of the Program.


  1. The viewers interested in the Voting Poll can participate by choosing any of the 2 (two) mechanism as mentioned below and shall be subject to the respective mechanism’s requirements and rules:

6.1 Internet Mechanism: By login to www.voot.com (“Website”) and as per details mentioned on the Website and casting the vote as more detailed in Rule 7 and

6.2 Application Mechanism: By downloading Voot Application (hereinafter collectively referred to as Application”) on any compatible device and casting the vote as more detailed in Rule 8.


All the above mechanism together shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as “Voting Mechanism”.

  1. Internet Mechanism


A viewer interested to cast his/her vote, by using Internet Mechanism, will be subject to the following:


    1. Only viewers residing in Countries mentioned in the Annexure-A, below can participate through Internet Mechanism;


    1. The viewer needs to go to the Website and as per the details mentioned therein should login by using either his/her Facebook or or Gmail or any other email id. If a viewer does not have an existing user ID and password, he/she can create a new valid email ID by entering the mandatory fields required;


    1. Once the viewer successfully logs into the required page of the Website, he/she can cast his/her vote for the Shortlisted Participant he/she desires for a particular episode of the Program, as per the details mentioned on the Website and Rules and Regulations mentioned here. The vote should contain the keyword assigned to each of the Shortlisted Participant of the Program for each respective episode of the Program.


    1. After casting the vote, as per the Rules and Regulations mentioned here, the viewer should log into the respective domain page (i.e. facebook, gmail) and sign out/log out without fail. Any failure or usage of domain page by any unauthorized party, will not be considered by Viacom18 or the Channel to allow a viewer to vote again or withdraw any vote.


    1. The viewer will not be charged for login to the page of the Website to cast the vote, however, there will be cost levied, at the applicable rate, by the network provider for using internet connection which should be checked and paid by the viewer at his/her end.


  1. Application Mechanism:


A viewer interested to cast his/her vote, by using Application Mechanism, will be subject to the following:


    1. Only viewers residing in India and using valid Indian phone number which are duly registered with the network operators can participate through Application Mechanism;


    1. The viewer needs to mandatorily download the Application (iOs, Android and windows) to cast his/her vote using the Application Mechanism.


    1. After properly downloading the Application, the viewer needs to login by using either his/her Facebook or or Gmail login. If a viewer does not have an existing user ID and password, he/she can create a new valid email ID by entering the mandatory fields required.


    1. Once the viewer successfully logs into the respective domain page (i.e. facebook, gmail), he/she can cast his/her vote for the Shortlisted Participant he/she desires for a particular episode of the Program, as per the details mentioned on the Application and Rules and Regulations mentioned here. The vote should contain the keyword assigned to each of the Shortlisted Participant of the Program for each respective episode of the Program.


    1. After casting the vote, as per the Rules and Regulations mentioned here, the viewer should log into the respective domain page (i.e. facebook, gmail) and sign out/log out without fail. Any failure or usage of domain page by any unauthorized party, will not be considered by Viacom18 or the Channel to allow a viewer to vote again or withdraw any vote.


  1. The viewer should cast his/her votes for a particular Shortlisted Participant, for respective episodes of the Program, during a particular Voting Cycle (as defined below) and any vote casted after the Voting Cycle shall neither be considered as vote for that episode nor for the next Voting Cycle.


  1. Viewer(s) interested in voting for their favorite Shortlisted Participant in a particular episode of the Program, must send in their entries within the time period stated herein below:







Territory

BiggBoss Voting

Voting Lines Open

Voting Lines Close

Local Time

IST

Local Time

IST

India @ 22:30pm

Monday 23:30:00 Hrs

Monday 23:30:00 Hrs

Friday 23:30:00 Hrs

Friday  23:30:00 Hrs

UAE (UAE)

Monday 23:30:00 Hrs

Tuesday 01:00:00 Hrs

Friday  23:30:00 Hrs

Saturday 01:00:00 Hrs

UK (GMT)

Monday 22:00:00 Hrs

Tuesday 02:30:00 Hrs

Friday  22:00:00 Hrs

Saturday 02:30:00 Hrs

USA & Canada (ET)

Monday 22:00:00 Hrs

Tuesday 07:30:00 Hrs

Friday  22:00:00 Hrs

Saturday 07:30:00 Hrs

APAC (SGT)

Tuesday 23:00:00 Hrs

Tuesday 20:30:00 Hrs

Friday  23:00:00 Hrs

Friday 20:30:00 Hrs

South Africa (CAT)

Monday 22:00:00 Hrs

Tuesday 01:30:00 Hrs

Friday  22:00:00 Hrs

Saturday 01:30:00 Hrs











Territory

BiggBoss Voting After UK Daylight Saving changes

Voting Lines Open

Voting Lines Close

Local Time

IST

Local Time

IST

India @ 22:30pm

Monday 23:30:00 Hrs

Monday 23:30:00 Hrs

Friday 23:30:00 Hrs

Friday  23:30:00 Hrs

UK (GMT)

Monday 22:00:00 Hrs

Tuesday 03:30:00 Hrs

Friday  22:00:00 Hrs

Saturday 03:30:00 Hrs






Territory

BiggBoss Voting After USA Daylight Saving changes

Voting Lines Open

Voting Lines Close

Local Time

IST

Local Time

IST

India @ 22:30pm

Monday 23:30:00 Hrs

Monday 23:30:00 Hrs

Friday 23:30:00 Hrs

Friday  23:30:00 Hrs

USA & Canada (ET)

Monday 22:00:00 Hrs

Tuesday 08:30:00 Hrs

Friday  22:00:00 Hrs

Saturday 08:30:00 Hrs


* Day Light Saving in UK from 29th October




** Daylight Saving in US on 5th November










For every episode, the period starting from Voting Start Date and Time and ending on Voting End Date and Time will be considered as voting cycle for that particular episode (“Voting Cycle”). The Voting Poll will start from 23.30PM IST on Monday and End on 23.30PM IST on Friday for the Shortlisted Participant for that week.


Any change in Voting Cycle will be notified by the way of Astons on-air specifying the end time of voting.


  1. The viewers who use the Internet Mechanism or Application Mechanism understands that as per the Rules and Regulations, the maximum number of votes that he/she can cast, for their favorite Shortlisted Participant per episode, during the Voting Cycle, is limited to a maximum of 1 votes per user and e-mail ID per Shortlisted Participant


  1. The votes sent after the first vote of any user and email ID, shall not be counted and will be considered null and void. Thus, for e.g., a viewer has sent 10 votes per episode, during the Voting Cycle, then the vote casted by the viewer vide his/her user and e-mail id after the 1st vote for that particular episode during that particular Voting Cycle will not be counted and would be considered null and void.


  1. The vote through any of the Mechanism will be deemed to have been casted and has received an acknowledgment of receipt of his/her vote shall be considered for counting only when such vote reaches the server of the concerned telecom/mobile/internet operator. Any unclear/incorrect/incomplete vote or absence of valid user and e-mail id, incomplete vote, incomplete keyword of Shortlisted Participant, shall be considered invalid vote and deemed null and void.


  1. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channel shall be responsible in case of any kind of network problem, technical failure whatsoever and/or the data charges/costs charged by the network operator(s) and/or any other problems which may occur due to the failure of the Mechanism or misuse of the Mechanism or any kind of problems in connection thereto. Any dispute in connection to the same should be settled directly between the viewer/subscriber and the operator(s) without involving Viacom18 and/or the Channel in any manner.


  1. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channel shall be responsible for any unauthorized access to user data and/or for any compromise on private / confidential user related, or any other data, including but not limiting to user ids, email address, names, or any other user related details.


  1. In case of any network failure, technical problem and/or for any reasons whatsoever, Viacom18 reserves the right to change the voting system/Voting Mechanism and/or cease from accepting votes of the viewers for any and/or all the episode(s) of the Program, or take such necessary steps as it may deem fit.


  1. Upon the viewer’s voting for the favorite Shortlisted Participant, the user and email id from which the viewer(s) has voted during the Voting Cycle would get registered with the respective network provider(s) who will collate the total number of votes received for each Shortlisted Participant and send the same to Viacom18.


  1. The viewer(s) can cast their votes for only those Shortlisted Participant of the Program. Any votes sent by the viewers for the Shortlisted Participant who were not a part of that particular episode due to elimination or not shortlisted for any other reason whatsoever, will not be considered and shall be null and void.


  1. Viacom18 shall have the sole discretion to bring any eliminated Participant back in the Program as a wild card entry for participation in the further rounds of the Program and thereafter such wild card entry shall be subject to the voting pattern stated in this Rules and Regulations. In no event shall the Participant or the viewer(s) dispute the decision made by Viacom18 and/or the Channel in this regard.


  1. It is expressly stated that this is a Voting Poll to enable the viewers to save their favorite Participant. Therefore, there are no winners being declared or any prize(s) being distributed for participating in the Voting Poll.


  1. The elimination of the participant and/or the decisions made by judges of the Program, Viacom18 and/or the Channel shall be final and binding and in no event shall the viewer(s) dispute the decision made by the judges of the Program, Viacom18 and/or the Channel.


  1. The Voting Poll will begin at the time as mentioned above however Viacom18 shall have the sole right to modify the timings and commence the Voting Poll before or during the nomination announcement of Shortlisted Participants in the Program’s on-air episode.


General Rules


  1. Viacom18 or the Channel reserves all rights to make amendments to the existing Rules and Regulations of the Voting Poll, and/or withdraw the Voting Poll and/or, change the schedule of the episodes of the Program and/or, Participants of the Program and/or the Voting Mechanism and/or any other details of the Program etc., at any time, without any prior notice to the viewer. It shall be the sole responsibility of the viewers to check the Rules and Regulations of the Voting Poll for the Program on the Website of Viacom18.


  1. The viewer interested in participating in the Voting Poll, agrees that he/she is 18 years old or above.


  1. The voter(s) of the Voting Poll agrees that he/she shall hold harmless the Channel, Viacom18, its employees, officers or any other person in relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by him/her, in any manner, whatsoever in connection with the Voting Poll and shall also not file in person/ through any family member and/or third party any applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum anywhere in the World against the sponsor and/or the Channel and/or Viacom18 to claim any damages or reliefs’ or otherwise.


  1. The Channel and/or Viacom18 is in no manner whatsoever responsible and/or shall not be held liable in any manner whatsoever, for any injury, death, mental trauma caused to the viewer/voter in any manner whatsoever, in connection to the Voting Poll.


  1. Viacom18 and/or the Channel reserves the right to disregard the vote(s) in the event Viacom18 observes any irregularity in the voting pattern of the vote(s) sent by the viewer(s) and/or if Viacom18 in its knowledge has reason to believe that the viewer(s) has acted in a fraudulent manner and/or engaged in any deceitful activity in sending the said vote(s).


  1. Employees of and/or consultants of and/or persons hired on contract by the Channel, Viacom18 and the main sponsors of the Program, if any, and the members of their immediate family are ineligible for voting for the Program through this Voting Poll.


  1. By the act of voting by the viewer(s) it is deemed that the viewers have gone through these Rules and Regulations and agrees that he/she shall hold harmless the Channel, Viacom18, its employees, officers or any other person in relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by him/her, in any manner, whatsoever in connection with the Program and/or otherwise and shall also not file in person and/or through any family member and/or third party any applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum anywhere in the World against the Channel and/or Viacom18 to claim any costs, damages and/or relief’s or otherwise.


  1. All decisions made by Viacom18 and/or the Channel shall be final and binding on all the viewers and in no event shall the viewer and/or the voter shall dispute the decision made by Viacom18, Channel and/or its employees in connection to the same.


  1. The elimination of the participant(s) and/or the decision(s) made by the Channel and/or Viacom18 regarding the Program shall be final and binding on all the viewers and in no event shall the viewer(s) dispute the decision made by Viacom18, Channel and/or its employees in connection to the Program or otherwise.


  1. By voting it is deemed that the viewers have read, understood, accepted and agree to abide with all the Rules and Regulations of the Voting Poll.


  1. The terms of this Rules and Regulations shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India and incase of any dispute or any other matter arising in reference to the Voting Poll shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts in Mumbai.


ANNEXURE – A


COUNTRIES THAT CAN PARTICIPATE THROUGH INTERNET MECHANISM


Afghanistan

Algeria

All European countries

Angola & Mozambique

Antigua

Asia

Australia

Australia & New Zealand

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Botswana

Burundi

Canada

Caribbean islands

Chad

Comores

Congo

Cook Island

Curacao

Cyprus

Djibouti

East Africa

Egypt

England

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Europe

Fiji

France

Ghana

Grenada

Hong Kong

Indian Ocean islands

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Lebanon

Lesotho

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Marshall Islands

Mauritiana

Mauritius

Mayotte

Melanesian territory

Micronesian territory

Morocco

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Zealand

Nigeria

Niue

Northern Ireland

Norway

Oman

Pacific Island countries

Palestine

Papua New Guinea

Polynesian territory

Qatar

Reunion Islands

Rwanda

Samoa

Saudi Arabia

Scotland

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Island

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Southern Africa

Sri Lanka

St Luica

St Vincent

Sudan

Swaziland

Syria

Tanzania

Thailand

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Tuvalu

Uganda

UK & Europe

UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Islands

United Arab Emirates

USA

Vanuatu

Wales

West Africa

Yemen

Zambia

Zanzibar

Zimbabwe